Mobile Audio Tour

Stony Point Battlefield

  • 45 miles south of Poughkeepsie/Highland
  • 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point, NY 10980, 845-786-2521 www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
  • The British captured this rocky bluff from the Americans in May 1779 and began constructing a fort in an effort to protect the southern entrance to the Hudson Highlands
  • Two months later, Major General Anthony Wayne launched a daring nighttime attack that surprised the British and allowed American forces to regain control of the point
  • Museum exhibits and interpretive trails retell the the story of the fort's dramatic capture
  • The site also boasts the Hudson River's oldest lighthouse, built in 1826